Lot # 68: 1952 Bowman Large #2 Otto Graham PSA 9 MINT - Highest PSA Example!

Category: Football

Starting Bid: $15,000.00

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Item was in Auction "Winter Rarities 2024 Auction",
which ran from 12/21/2023 9:00 AM to
1/13/2024 7:00 PM




(LOT 68)
1952 Bowman Large #2 Otto Graham PSA 9 MINT - Highest PSA Example!

OTTO'S BEST!!! The Hall of Fame signal caller Otto Graham never looked better than in this stunning PSA 9 MINT 1952 Bowman Large masterpiece that joins a meager three other examples as the finest of its kind! Indeed, of the 300+ graded specimens, the prestigious PSA graders have not encapsulated a single 10 GEM MINT copy. Otto Graham will forever reside as a bona fide Hall of Famer in Canton, Ohio. From 1946 through 1955 with the Cleveland Browns, the accurate passing QB won an astonishing seven championships (four AAFC & three NFL), claimed five MVP Awards, led the league multiple times in passing yards, rating and TD passes, was selected to the NFL's 100th Anniversary All-Time team, and is also a member of the Collegiate HOF.

His name always comes up with regard to pro-football's finest leadership qualities, and likewise, this spectacular PSA Mint 9 Otto Graham 1952 Bowman Large card suffices as one of gridiron's most sensational cardboard keepsakes. It was only back in the spring of 2022 when one of those meager four PSA 9s sold for an astounding $73K in a public auction, shattering all previous pricing points while making a resounding statement as to the ultimate prestige this world-class card truly offers the collecting community. It comes as little surprise that the prestigious Bowman Gum Company would choose a classic passing image for the immortal Graham, as the timeless quarterback reaches back with his renowned right arm to toss another pigskin directly into the hands of one of his receivers.

Revealing atypical near-perfect centering that only reflects an ever-so-slight partiality towards the right edge, Graham is donning his classic white #60 jersey, with the gleaming obverse side surface revealing immaculate quality. The sky-blue background can literally take your breath away, ably projecting the crystal-clear Graham image in a 3D manner, and the bright white borders are super clean. Virtually pristine to say the least, the only notable imperfection is an extremely faint soiling spot on the verso in the upper left quadrant near the "K" on the "QUARTERBACK" text. Otherwise, this extraordinary keepsake literally appears as if it was just inserted into a 1952 Bowman Large wax pack, proudly boasting technical attributes and overall eye appeal worthy of the highest possible accolades.

One look at this spine-tingling gem turns back the clock to an era when Otto Graham was turning Pro Football upside down through his unparalleled excellence at the quarterback position. Commencing his career in 1946, his play calling for the Cleveland Browns over the next decade electrified the gridiron community, and his name belongs right alongside the likes of Unitas, Montana, Manning and Brady as one of football's greatest all-time signal callers. To reiterate, the staggering $73K price tag for another PSA 9 substantiates this card's elite stature, and we cannot imagine any of the remaining three PSA 9s matching up to this remarkable blazer that proudly boasts virtually all of its original pack-fresh technical attributes!

MIN BID $15,000
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